Online ECHO Clinic | June 3, 2020
Presentation Title: Harm Reduction Approaches to COVID-19
As people slowly return to their normal daily lives, they are seeking practical guidance about the new challenges they may encounter as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. By taking a harm reduction approach in our guidance, we acknowledge that people will take risks for a variety of reasons and that they are not going to wait for permission from their public health officials. In this presentation, Jessica Leston and Dr. Danica Love Brown use a harm reduction approach to provide practical guidance for keeping our communities safe as they begin to reopen.
Danica Love Brown, MSW, PhD, is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, born and raised in Northern New Mexico. She currently is the Behavioral Health Manager at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has worked as a mental health and substance abuse counselor, social worker and youth advocate for over 20 years. She has a history of working in the areas of prevention, drug and alcohol/mental health treatment, community and restorative justice, and sexual health with Native American and adjudicated youth, families and women. She specializes in working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations and Tribal communities, utilizing a trauma informed care framework.
Jessica Leston, MPH, is the Clinical Programs Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.